Two I-69 Ohio River Crossing Open Houses This Week

Preliminary alternatives to be discussed; public input sought

HENDERSON, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2018) – Open houses are scheduled today and Wednesday to discuss the preliminary alternatives for a new I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) connecting Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky.

Based on engineering analyses, West Alternative 1, West Alternative 2 and Central Alternative 1 provide the best opportunity to be financially feasible and address the purpose and need of the project to complete the I-69 connection between Indiana and Kentucky, improve long-term cross-river mobility, reduce congestion and delay and improve safety.

Henderson Open House Evansville Open House
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Henderson Community College Bosse High School
Preston Fine Arts Center 1300 Washington Ave.
2660 S. Green St.

Each open house will include project presentations at 5 and 6:30 p.m. The rest of the event is an open house format, with several information stations. Multiple work stations will be devoted to potential property impacts. Information is preliminary, but residents and business owners can hear if their property could be affected by a particular alternative.

Attendees will have a chance to talk one-on-one with leaders of the I-69 ORX team, hear more about the project and ask questions. A survey will be offered and comment cards provided.

Fly-over video will also be available, offering attendees a unique perspective of each alternative.

Refinement and evaluation of the preliminary alternatives will continue, with a preferred alternative expected by fall 2018 and a Record of Decision (ROD) expected by fall 2019.


Indiana and Kentucky are committed to improving the I-69 corridor by creating an I-69 Ohio River Crossing between Evansville and Henderson. The states have reinitiated a study of the I-69 corridor, required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The study is expected to be complete by fall 2019, and will identify the route, bridge location and funding solutions for a new I-69 Ohio River Crossing. Find more information at

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